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How to Sew a Bowl Cozy

How to Sew a Bowl Cozy – this blog post shares how I make my bowl cozy. #bowlcozy

How to Sew a Bowl Cozy

How to Sew a Bowl Cozy - this blog post shares how I make my bowl cozy. #bowlcozy

Bowl Cozies make great gifts for anyone who eats out of a bowl! That is pretty much EVERYONE! Great for both hot and cold bowls.

How to Sew a Bowl Cozy - this blog post shares how I make my bowl cozy. #bowlcozy

This is how I now make my bowl cozies and I don’t need a special ruler to do it!

Items needed

  1. Two 10” Square 100% Cotton fabric (Design fabric)
  2. Two 9” Square 100% Cotton batting (Pellon Wrap-N-Zap 100% Natural Cotton Batting)
  3. Scissors or rotary cutter
  4. Marking pencil or chalk
  5. 100% cotton thread
  6. Sewing machine (or hand sew)
  7. Sewing needle or sewing machine needle
  8. Sewing pins or sewing clips
  9. Regular ruler to measure and cut against (you DO NOT need a special bowl cozy ruler!)

Note: You must use 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton batting and 100% cotton thread! If you use any thing else it could melt, burn or catch fire more easily.

Stacks of fabric Steve has cut to make bowl cozies ​
Stacks of fabric Steve has cut (10 inch squares) to make bowl cozies – stay tuned these and more are coming soon.

Instructions

1. Cut two 10 inch squares from any 100% cotton fabric.

2. Cut two 9 inch squares of 100% cotton batting. I use Pellon Wrap-N-Zap 100% Natural Cotton Batting.

3. Center the batting on the wrong side of the fabric.

4. Sew an “X” securing the batting to the fabric squares. (Go from one corner to the other and repeat for other corner.) Do this with both squares. {You can even chain stitch to do this too)

4. Sew an “X” securing the batting to the fabric squares. (Go from one corner to the other and repeat for other corner.) Do this with both squares. {You can even chain stitch to do this too)

5. Fold the squares in half.

6. Using a ruler and a fabric marking pencil or chalk, Mark 2 inches over from edge of batting and 1 inch down. (Where these small pocket rulers come in handy like this one from Heavenly Stitches Quilt Shop, one of the local quilt shops I support).

6. Using a ruler and a fabric marking pencil or chalk, Mark 2 inches over from edge of batting and 1 inch down. (Where these small pocket rulers come in handy like this one from Heavenly Stitches Quilt Shop, one of the local quilt shops I support).

7. Fold the other way in half and do the markings above again that way.

Some of the many Bowl Cozies!​
Some of the many Bowl Cozies!

8. Sew from the 2 inch mark to the 1 inch mark on both sides.

9. Cut the corners off. Make sure to cut on the other side of the seam.

8. Sew from the 2 inch mark to the 1 inch mark on both sides. 

9. Cut the corners off. Make sure to cut on the other side of the seam.

10. Fold back other way and do the same again that way. Don’t forget this step or they won’t turn out right!

11. Turn one square around and match and align the 4 corners with the right sides facing each other. You can pin or clip. I used sewing clips. (I put them both going the same direction)

11. Turn one square around and match and align the 4 corners with the right sides facing each other. You can pin or clip. I used sewing clips.
11. Turn one square around and match and align the 4 corners with the right sides facing each other.

12. Sew around the edge, make sure to leave a slit to turn this out right.

11. Turn one square around and match and align the 4 corners with the right sides facing each other.

13. Pull fabric through the slit to make the right side out.

13. Pull fabric through the slit to make the right side out.
13. Pull fabric through the slit to make the right side out.

14. Use chopsticks to help turn it out and point out the corners.

You can use chop sticks to do this. Don’t poke too hard or you can puncture holes in the bowl cozy.

13. Pull fabric through the slit to make the right side out.

15. Fold in fabric at slit and sew together.

13. Pull fabric through the slit to make the right side out.

16. Sew around the top to make a border like around the top.

16. Sew around the top to make a border like around the top.

Did you know with this style, you can use either side! If you want you can do a design on one side and a solid color the other. Or even two different designs. I use the same design of fabric on both.



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A finished ​bowl cozy
A finished bowl cozy

Do not leave bowl cozy unattended in the microwave oven and do not heat longer than the recommended time.

Just a tip if You notch only two instead of all four, this could be more of a plate cozy instead or don’t notch at all to make a pot holder or make it flat!

Check back later, as I may do a video and add it to this blog post!

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